Meridan State College

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Principal's Welcome

We take great pleasure in welcoming international students to Meridan State College (SC), the proud recipient of the Queensland School of the Year Award at the Excellence in Education Awards, 2015
Meridan SC consists of three sub schools that provide a structured, quality education and seamless transition through the different phases of our students’ learning.
Our curriculum mission is to empower students with the confidence and capacity to enrich the communities and cultures of the future. Excellence in the teaching of literacy and numeracy is a major focus, and the College has introduced Master Classes for high achieving students and Programs of Excellence for those with an aptitude for dance, music, Italian and sport.
Ensuring our students are skilled and prepared for the future is key to our teaching programs, and student learning is enriched through the use of an extensive range of electronic devices.
While Meridan is very much a school of the future, we place great importance on 'old fashioned' values, such as good manners, considerate behaviour and pride in our College and ourselves.  We have an unrelenting focus on high expectations and supporting students to achieve their potential in a safe and happy environment as they transition through the years of schooling from Prep to Year 12.
Meridan’s dedicated teaching staff and experienced international team look forward to supporting and guiding you to ensure your time at Meridan State College is filled with success and happy memories.  
Julie Kornmann
College Director

Three reasons to choose Meridan State College

  1. Learn in state-of-the-art facilities with highly qualified teachers and student support staff
  2. Choose from a wide range of academic, creative, sports and vocational programs combined with exciting extracurricular activities and experiences, including Surf Awareness for international students
  3. Enjoy the benefits of living in a safe, family-orientated community with an experienced EQI homestay families

School Information

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We provide a quality education for all our students at our Prep to Year 12 school.

Our students are grouped into three sub-schools for primary, junior secondary and senior secondary students.

We take great pleasure in welcoming international students to our school.

We are proud to be a recipient of the Queensland School of the Year Award and we offer you

a varied curriculum presented in exciting and meaningful ways using real life experiences, ​contemporary resources and technology.

Our school is located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast just over a one-hour drive to

Brisbane and only 3.6 km to some of most beautiful beaches and surf on the Sunshine Coast.

Contact details


Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • ​Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering 20 vocational courses on campus
  • Headstart Program with University of the Sunshine Coast

School facilities

  • Indoor Sports Performance Centre with two full size basketball courts, three classrooms and student gymnasium
  • Performing Arts Centre encompassing dance studio, drama and media classes
  • Two school ovals
  • Apple Mac Tab with Green Room
  • Commercial grade hospitality kitchens and ca​tering building
  • Music rooms including tuition rooms
  • Resource centre equipped with computers and iPads for student use
  • Senior lecture theatre
  • Two science buildings with 8 science labs
  • Two industrial tech buildings complete with engineering and construction workshops
  • BYox helpesk
  • Rainforest cafe
  • Dedicated computer labs

Extracurricular activities

  • International Surfing Program
  • Day Trip to Australia Zoo
  • Day Trip to Noosa and Eumundi Markets
  • Travel opportunities each term for our international students with our international staff. (Destinations include: Fraser Island, Tangalooma Island Resort, Sydney, Gold Coast and The Great Barrier Reef)
  • Music options available: concert band, stage band and strings orchestras and Technical Production Club
  • ​Dance classes
  • Volunteer program

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Italian
  • Other languages can be negotiated on enrolment

Special programs

  • Extension Programs in dance, Italian, sport and mathematics (junior secondary)
  • Sports Academy
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Marine science
  • Hospitality
  • Film, media and television
  • Industrial technology
  • Business and IT
  • Creative arts and graphics
  • Multiple science options


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last updated 27 January 2021